Ephesians 2 19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.
Because BELONGING matters! God is at war with aloneness!
Because God knows we each need a lot of HELP living the meaningful life Christ intends!·
Four Movements of the Meaningful Life
UP OUT TOGETHER AGAINST
As we experience TOGETHER we get help:
· Connecting with God and living in “union” with Him,
· Receiving the love, healing and wholeness our hearts need and Jesus gives,
· Interpreting life’s circumstances and decisions in a Jesus-saturated way,
· Maturing in our actual living of the meaningful life,
Colossians 3 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Solitude, Scripture & Prayer
Find a quiet place and 15 minutes.
Solitude – Spend TWO minutes quietly alone. Take some deep breaths… Just be… … …Ask, “Holy Spirit, speak to me through Your Word!”
Scripture – Read slowly, out loud if possible, listen, reread, dwell, notice words & phrases you are drawn to & return there! (Sermon notes may help with understanding, but don’t stop there.)
Keep asking, “Jesus, what are You saying? Why this word this day?
What are You asking me to believe about You and about me?
How do I join You today on Your mission and in my transformation?”
Prayer – Let your conversation with God flow from what He is saying then talk about what you notice is on your heart and also on your list.
Finish - Spend TWO minutes again with God
The readings this week:
Monday – John 15:1-12
Tuesday – Ephesians 4:11-17
Wednesday – Colossians 3:12-17
Thursday – Philippians 3:1-21
Friday – Romans 12:9-21
Saturday – Psalm 27
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